A teacher, Vice-Principal, Lincoln Unified School Board Trustee and current Delta Community College Board Trustee, Van Ha To-Cowell, has spent more than 35 years committing her life to make a difference in local education.

Van Ha has been at the forefront of many award-winning programs, including Construction Engineering Academy, Civic Pride Academy and Lincoln Latin Leadership. She also served as Delegate on the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly.

In 2011, Van Ha was named San Joaquin Woman of the Year and was given the Lincoln Latin Leadership Commitment Award. The following year she was awarded the Susan B. Anthony San Joaquin County Women of Achievement and the San Joaquin A+ Spirit of Literacy Award. In 2017, the Central Valley Asian Chamber of Commerce gave her the Exemplary Leadership & Community Service for her commitment and many years of service.

Van Ha has a unique perspective on Delta’s growing partnership with K-12 districts that is essential in collaborating with primary and secondary education institutions and ensure a smooth transition to Delta College or placement in the workforce. Her primary focus has always been upholding high academic standards, closing opportunity gaps, keeping our campus safe and fiscally accountable.

Paid for by Van-Ha To-Cowell for San Joaquin Delta College Board 2020